Procedure of holding creative entrance examinations

Faculty of Screen Arts

 

52.05.01  Actor`s Art (Specialist)

Specialization: Drama theatre and film actor (4 years of study)

 

 

Professional consultation

(Before creative entrance examinations)

- Checkup the readiness for the creative entrance examinations (reciting of a fable, verses, prose);

- Special tasks to identify creative individuality and stage features (performing of a song, dance)

Creative entrance examinations:

  1. Creative examination (interview).Checkup of actors’ and creative abilities. Acting in improvisational sketches on simple actions suggested in the given circumstances.
  2. Professional examination (interview). Checkup the music potentialities and performance in sketch on a given topic.
  3. Interview. Checkup of general culture grounding, checkup the applicant's interest in the history of world and national Cinema (Film dramaturgy),   Literature, Theatre, Fine Art, Music. Assessment of storyteller`s skills.

55.05.01  Film and TV directing (Specialist)

Specialization: Director of fiction film and TV film

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       autobiography

-       short fiction film script

-       modern russian film review

-       it’s an advantage (not compulsory) to have: short stories; requests for scripts of short fiction films or full-length fiction films; drawings, photos, photocopies of paintings, sculptures, objects of design or architectural projects, etc; CDs with films, animations, music, etc of your own.

 

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Interview. Checkup of the applicant's interest in the history of cinema, the ability to analyze films. Check on imagination and associative thinking. Questions on preliminary creative competition works.
  2. Professional examination (written work). Script writing of a short feature film on given subject in class.
  3. Creative examination. Checkup of actor and director abilities: reciting of a fable, verses, prose. Staging a sketch performance.

Specialization: Director of non-fiction film and TV film

Preliminary creative competition  

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Autobiography written in literary free form

-       Literary script dwelling upon a remarkable scientific or cultural event of any epoch;

-       Video and photo works showing applicant’s range of interests.

Creative entrance examinations:

  1. Interview . Checkup the applicant's interest in the history of world and national popular science cinema; identifying the level of education. Questions on preliminary creative competition works. 
  2. Professional examination (written work)Writing a directing work given by master.
  3. Creative examination (interview)Checkup of actor and director abilities: reciting of a fable, verses, prose. Staging a sketch performance.

Specialization: Director of TV programmes

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Biographical dossier;

-        Autobiography written in literary free form;

-       Scripts, stories, verses of applicants;

-       Photo story on a free subject;

-       Photocopies of Certificates and Diplomas from creative competitions;

-       Unassisted reative video works on DVD format (if you have).

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Professional examination (written work)Writing a short story on a reproduction of famous painting.
  2. Creative examination (interview)Checkup of actor qualities: reciting of a fable, verses, prose (mentioned genres are compulsory). Questions on preliminary creative competition works.
  3. Interview. Checkup of general culture grounding in Cinematography, Television, Literature, Theatre, Fine Art, Music. Questions on preliminary creative competition works.

Specialization: Director of animation and computer graphics

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Literary works: stories, essays, animated film scripts;

-       Painting, graphics, drawing, photo stories; storyboarding of future films, etc. (including computer graphics);

-       It’s possible to have photo stories, storyboarding of future films, sketches of costumes, theatre set, etc. (these works are not compulsory to submit for the preliminary creative competition);

-       Autobiography written in literary free form.

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Interview. Checkup the applicant's interest in the history of world and national Cinema (Animation),  Literature, Theatre, Fine Art, Music. Questions on preliminary creative competition works.
  2.  Professional examinationDrawing a storyboarding on a given subject. Drawing a “picture of happened event” on a given subject only a picture of the objective world without humans and animals.
  3. Creative examinationMomentary (snap) drawing of associative picture-images on given words. In written form: to develop and finish a story which beginning is given in a task. Storyboarding drawing on a given famous literary phrase from a classical literature. Drawing of a given character from different points of view.


 

Specialization: Director of multimedia

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Autobiography written in literary free form;

-       Literary works (stories, essays, scripts  of films, computer games and multimedia works);

-       painting, graphics, photo stories; video stories; storyboarding of future computer games, multimedia projects, interactive films etc. (incl. works of computer creation) – on CD, DVD.

 

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Interview. Interview revealing applicant’s general culture grounding, his\her interests, preferences and competence in Literature, Art, Music, Theatre, Screen Arts (Film, Television) and Multimedia. Questions on preliminary creative competition works. Fulfilling  small creative tasks in order to checkup creative imagination, spatial vision, abilities to improvise.
  2. Professional examination. Writing a literary script of a screen work, and also director work of key scenes with storyboarding.
  3. Creative examination. Checkup of actor and director abilities: reciting a fable, verse, abstract from a prose work; staging a sketch on a given subject; fulfilling a  creative task in Photoshop/Power Point/etc. programme (to your choice) to checkup creative imagination, spatial vision, artistic taste. 

 

55.05.02 Sound production of audio-visual arts (Specialist)

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Creative work (applicant’s abstract) on a subject given by the subdepartment.

-        autobiography, contains information about applicant.

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Professional examination (Music test). Checkup of general music knowledge, determination at the hearing of musical intervals; inspection of musical ear; general musical knowledge; degree possession of ear training; musical memory; odnogolosyj musical dictation; knowledge of musical literature, and history (orally).
  2. Creative examination (written work). Audiovisual work (film and video) revew. Development and argumentation of general sound solution, frame-by-frame sound development, frame-by-frame sound solution.
  3. Interview. Interview to checkup  applicant’s general culture grounding. Checkup of the applicant's outlook, his erudition, revealing the creative inclinations. Questions on preliminary creative competition works.

 

52.03.06 Dramaturgy (Bachelor’s degree)

 SpecializationScreenwriter

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Literature works: narrative, short stories, sketches, essays, scripts, review of a film;

-       Autobiography written in a free literacy form.

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Professional examination (written work)Writing of a literacy script or sketch on a given subject.
  2. Creative examination (written work).  Review of a film watched in class.
  3. Interview. Checkup of general culture grounding, checkup the applicant's interest in the history of world and national Cinema (Film dramaturgy),   Literature, Theatre, Fine Art, Music. Questions on preliminary creative competition works.

52.04.02 Dramaturgy (Master’s degree)

 SpecializationScreenwriter

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Literature works: narrative, short stories, sketches, essays, scripts, review of a film;

-       Autobiography written in a free literacy form.

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Professional examination (written work)Writing of a literacy script or sketch on a given subject.
  2. Interview. Checkup of general culture grounding, checkup the applicant's interest in the history of world and national Cinema (Film dramaturgy),   Literature, Theatre, Fine Art, Music. Questions on preliminary creative competition works.

55.05.03  Cinematographer (Specialist)

Specializations:    Cinematographer

                               TV Cameraman

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Applicant’s photos of different genres: (digital or/and Black-and-white and colored processed photos): portrait, stil life, landscape, genre photos. Not less than 25-30 pieces, 18x24 cm format. Works must be fixed on passe-partout, format of the passe-partout is (30x40 cm), and singed on the reversed side.

-       Autobiography written in a live form, it is desirable in literary form.

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Professional examination (orally)Questions about the photography as a kind of creativity and technology of photographic processes; on the history of photography; Practical photos; photographic equipment - film and digital; photographic optics; photographs; basics of photochemistry; basics of digital image acquisition and processing; electrical ones; basics of lighting; exposure meter. Analysis of preliminary creative competition works.
  2. Creative examination (Practical photo shooting)Practical photo shooting – in the pavilion (portraits, still life, plaster bust - certainly all three shooting), exterior shooting (documentary portrait, urban landscape and genre pictures - monitoring, reporting) is carried out in digital technology, at the request of the applicant can be performed on the negative black and white film with a chemical-photographic processing and printing photos on format 18x24 cm.
  3. Interview. Technical and art analysis of preliminary creative competition works and photo works from creative examination. Artistic and technical issues of Photography, Film and Television. Questions on topics related to Сultural History, the History of Photography and Cinema.


 55.05.05 Film study (Specialist)

 SpecializationSpecialist in Film Studies

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Two sketches:

Analyses of a film (your country film  or foreign one);

Analyses of a director’s or actor’s work (of your country  or foreign one);

-       Autobiography written in a free literacy form.

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Professional examination (written work) Essay on a film watched in class showing the image devices of the film or director’s idea, film relevance in the context of modern culture and modern viewers.
  2. Creative examination Comparative analyses of two short films (fiction, documentaries or animated) watched in class.
  3. Interview. Checkup of general culture grounding, checkup the applicant's interest

  Faculty of Producing, Economics and Management

55.05.04 Producing (Specialist)

 Specialization: Producer

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Autobiography written in a free literacy form (must be written in advance and handed in during the examination time). 

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Professional examination (written analyses of a request for a film)  Checkup of erudition, ability to think logically and creative abilities are evaluated.
  2. Creative examination (Interview) According to applicant’s written results: evaluation of applicant’s general culture grounding. Questions on preliminary creative competition works.

Faculty of Photography, Design and Journalism

54.05.03 Graphics (Specialist)

 SpecializationAnimation and computer graphics artist

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Applicant’s creative works

(drawing, painting, composition, rough draft) on the material (paper, cardboard, canvas) in any format and in any technique. 

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Professional examination (Graphics -(written).   Writing literary and artistic screenplay of the future animation film, applicant`s works for one of the proposed topics.
  2. Creative examination. Composition on a given subject (written). Writing the screenplay for one of the specified genre of screen work. 
  3. Interview. Defence of creative solutions for the first and second works of examinations. Questions on preliminary creative competition works.

51.03.02 Folk art Culture (Bachelor`s degree)

 SpecializationLeading of film, photo and video creative studio

54.03.04 Restoration (Bachelor`s degree)

 SpecializationRestoration of films and photographs

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Applicant’s photo works (not less than 20 pieces): feature and documentary of different genres – black-and-white unassisted processed photos, 18x24 cm format; colored - , 15x23 cm format. Works must be fixed on passe-partout, format of the passe-partout is A4 (20x30 cm), and singed on the reversed side.

-       Autobiography written in literary free form.

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Creative examination. Applicant`s practice of photography by  their own digital cameras (SLR and mega zoom cameras). Taking photos in studio (portraiture, still-life, plaster cast – these three types are compulsory) and outdoor exposure (to your choice: genre, architecture, landscape, photo reportage – is performed in exactly specified place). Printing photos, selection and layout of examination papers produced by the applicant. 
  2. Professional examination. Checkup of applicant’s views and cultural knowledge, his/her rudimental knowledge in Cinematography, Photo Art, Painting, including questions about the photography as a kind of creativity and technology of photographic processes. Analysis of preliminary creative competition works and photo works from creative examinations.

 

 54.03.01 Design (Bachelor`s degree)

SpecializationDesign in media industry

Preliminary creative competition

(portfolio of creative works):

 

-       Applicant’s creative works

(drawing, painting, composition, rough draft) on the material (paper, cardboard, canvas) in any format and in any technique. 

Creative entrance examinations:

 

  1. Professional examination (Graphics -(written).   Writing literary and artistic screenplay of the future animation film, applicant`s works for one of the proposed topics.
  2. Creative examination. Composition on a given subject (written). Writing the screenplay for one of the specified genre of screen work. 

42.03.02 Journalism (Bachelor`s degree)

SpecializationMedia industry journalism

 

Creative entrance examinations:

  1. Professional examination. Written work in class on a given subject. The form of writing can be chosen independently - for example, essays, short stories, reviews, script, reporting, etc.
  2. Creative examination (Interview.) Checkup of applicant’s views and cultural knowledge. Questions on written works.

42.04.02 Journalism (Master`s degree)

SpecializationTravel journalism

 

Creative entrance examinations:

  1. Professional examination  (written work) 
  2. Creative examination (Interview.) Checkup of applicant’s views and cultural knowledge. Questions on written works.
  3.